Carol Kinsey of SeedTree will lead a presentation on the group's work in Nepal at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, Sept. 1 at noon.

SeedTree was founded in 1995 in Stockton Springs, to face the issues of ecosystem and species loss using expertise in the fields of forestry, renewable energy, and human development. In this presentation, Kinsey, returning to Merryspring since she last visited in 1998, will give an update on SeedTree’s project engaging communities in Nepal to protect and renew their forests and agro-ecoystem over the past quarter-century. Kinsey will speak about the reforestation project and its goals, potential program partners and how SeedTree is augmenting their accountability with tree-tracking software.

Kinsey is the co-founder and executive director of SeedTree, which was formed in 1995 after successfully engaging communities in tree-planting projects in Nepal. Following her studies in Indian philosophy and religions and leading a monastic life in India, she earned her MA in Universal Human Values at the University of Maine in 1992. In 1997, she enrolled in Long Island University’s United Nations Graduate program, where she received a delegate’s pass to the United Nations.

This event is part of the Summer Talk series. Due to the on-going pandemic guests must take safety seriously during this program, and are advised to wear face masks. Seating for this event will be outdoors in chairs set-up a safe distance apart. This event is subject to change due to state and local regulations.

The cost of this program is $5, with free admission for Merryspring members. Guests are encouraged to bring exact change to minimize cash transactions.